Winter can make even short, local drives a real challenge. With slick, icy roads and nervous motorists, it's important for drivers in the Lansdale and Collegeville to slow their speeds, increase their following distances, and use smart strategies when hydroplaning, skidding, or spinning out of control.

However, in addition to creating potentially dangerous driving conditions, wintertime can also be tough on cars. At Bergey's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we want to share winterization tips that will both protect your vehicle and ensure optimum functioning.

Inspect and Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades

If your wiper blades have reached the end of their lifespan, they'll leave noticeable streaks and skid marks across the windshield. Be sure to turn these on before you really need them to determine just how well they work. When replacing wiper blades, you can always upgrade to heated options that may hold up better in colder winter weather.

Swap Out Your Tires

At the very least, your tires should have deep treads and minimal signs of wear. During the winter, you'll get the best traction and handling from winter tires. If you're unsure of which brand will work best for you, we can help you find the perfect tires for your vehicle, budget, and anticipated driving conditions.

Check Your Coolant Levels

While coolant is best-known for its ability to cool engines down, it's also formulated to resist freezing. Have your coolant levels checked before temperatures drop significantly. This is also a good time to look for cooling system leaks.

Prepare for the Worst

If winter driving conditions ever leave you stranded by the roadside, you'll want to be prepared. Make sure that your first aid kit is full, and that you have plenty of reflective triangles or road flares. Store warm blankets in your vehicle along with heavy winter gear. Adding several bottles of water and a few high-protein foods will ensure that everyone can stay comfortable and safe until help is able to arrive.

Get Your Winter Service At Bergey's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Serving Philadelphia Drivers

Getting your vehicle winter-ready is always well-worth the effort. You'll be able to negotiate slick and icy terrain both confidently and safely. Best of all, you can limit the toll that road salt and other winter conditions have on your auto's safety and performance. For fast and friendly auto winterization services, schedule your service online today!

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